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breaking news. a shooting inside the city owned hilton hotel. it happened as thousands of fans headed to the stadium for tonight's game. wjz is live outside the hotel on pratt street. kai jackson was there as the person shot was loaded into the ambulance, kai. >> reporter: this shooting happened at a popular hotel right next to oriole park. it raises questions with other events about the safety of the city of baltimore. this was an isolated case of violence says the mayor. and he insists that the city is safe but this area downtown is safe as well. eyewitness news captures video of a shooting male victim being loaded into an ambulance in the heart of downtown baltimore. >> we know that a man was shot in his mid-30s, sustained a single gunshot wound to his
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abdomen and was taken to a local hospital is expected to survive his wounds. police say it happened just before 7:00 in a room on the fourth floor. the suspect is a woman in her mid-20s and is the registered owner of the handgun used in the shooting. the victim is a man in his 30s. the victim and suspect appear to be a couple from baltimore and rented the room where the shooting happened. >> looks like they were together, spending some time together, and some situation between the two of them got incredibly out of control. >> reporter: although the shooting happened near camden yards and officially the heart of downtown baltimore, because it was isolated to the fourth floor of the hilton hotel, he believes the general public was not at risk. >> not necessarily the hotel or baltimore's fault or should be on their shoulders but that maybe as a country we should do more to address these kind of things. >> you take their credit card
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and they pay. you can't do a background check on every paying customer. >> reporter: police are not releasing the name of either the victim or the suspect at this point. we can tell you that the victim is in the hospital and police are investigating his warrant status at this point. they say the victim has a criminal record. as for the suspect, we do understand that this woman is now facing charges of first degree attempted murder, as well as handgun charges but again, police do tell us that she was a registered owner of that handgun. we also understand that she has a very minor infraction on her regard, but nothing significant at this point. >> thank you very much, kai. this shooted happened just as millions took part of national
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night out. governor o' malley attended the event near where a man was killed. 200 events were held across the united states tonight. and a memorial is being held for an officer who was killed at a car lot. the lieutenant only had a few bumps and bruises, the car is described as a blue or green mazda. a former catholic school teacher is set to be released from jail. but a lot of people are weighing in. >> reporter: many people are speaking out today and many are saying that this man should
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serve his full life sentence and not be released after being in prison for 16 years. that's what would happen if this court ruling would stay as is. >> i'm just happy with the sentence and that many kids are safe now that he's off the street. >> we no longer can tolerate child rapists out on the streets anymore. when they are sentenced and they are given life, they get life. >> reporter: a former teacher was convicted of repeatedly raping murphy as a child. the federal court has granted an appeal that could relief him within days. during his 1995 trial, he claims his attorney never told him about his plea deal.
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she was disbarred before her death. >> the victims disserve justice and we want to assure that those convictions, and the life sentences imposed for this crime that is preserved. >> i didn't do any of these things. >> reporter: murcbacher maintains his innocence. his wife says she is delighted of the decision. >> whatever the judges decide, they have to live with. but in my conscious, i have to know that i've done everything humanly possible to speak out as much as possible to keep him in prison. >> reporter: when this appeal first came out more than a year ago, arch bishop o'brien wrote a letter in support of the
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victims saying that norbocher should remain in jail. tonight he reiterated that letter by saying the catholic church is still hurting. at least nine people are reported dead after an angry worker opened fire at a plant in new jersey. the worker who was asked do resign shot several workers before turning the gun on himself. >> reporter: authorities say one of their coworkers started shooting. police and the s.w.a.t. team raced to the scene. at least nine people were killed including the suspected shooter thornton who took his life. >> we later found the shooter dead of an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: thornton was called into a meting where he was told he was losing his job for stealing beer. as he was being escorted out,
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witnesses say he pulled out a gun and shot himself. >> reporter: according his uncle, thornton called his mother from the scene. >> he said, i killed the racists that were there that were bothering me. the cops are going to come in so i'm going to take care of myself. >> reporter: a company official says that thornton was -- >> when i heard his voice, what a relief to know he was okay. >> reporter: families who had family members killed were taken to a local high school.
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one woman said she kissed her son goodbye in the morning not knowing it would be the last time she would see him. >> it is not clear if thornton fired randomly or targeted specific coworkers. there is progress tonight in tonight b-p's static kill. at this hour engineers are pumping mud into the broken gusher to prevent any more crude from leaking into the gulf. next cement will be pumped in to seal it off. if all goes according to schedule. whale captured. we have an amazing story of a fisherman who captured an alligator. today only wjz cameras were there as the animal was grabbed. weijia jiang has this wjz exclusive. >> reporter: sky high chopper 13 showed you an incredible
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rescue you will only see on channel 13 news. officers worked together to bring an alligator to rescue. >> we'll get him something to eat, he'll be fine. >> reporter: it's only alive as all because of herman jr. the 17-year-old first spotted the alligator while fishing, from then, he has been on a mission to find him. >> he was stuck, the line was stuck. the string was tangled up on the tree. he is bigger than i thought he was. if i wasn't scared, i would have caught him myself. >> reporter: natural resources police say this happened probably once or twice every single summer. >> people have them as pets and it's illegal to have them as pets. once they get too big for them, they know they'll let them go
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in the wild. >> reporter: officers took the reptile to veterinarians. >> i've been fishing here all my life and i've never seen an alligator down here before. >> after the vets take care of the reptile they will call around to local zoos to try to find it a new home, weijia jiang, 13 news. the alligator is like the small american alligator that a golfer found in bernie a few years ago. probably in the cayman family. there will be no wedding bells for bristol palin and johnson, who broke the engagement and why. i'm alex demetrick, nasa sends in the drones to unlock
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the secrets inside airplanes. a brief trial of the heat and humidity. i'm bob turk, i'll have your complete first warning weather coming up next. ,, those people are happy 'cause they're gonna have a good time, and they've got extra money in their pocket. those are happy passengers. how much does it cost for those snacks again? nothing. at southwest airlines, when we have a sale, it's a sale. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has flights starting at $49 one-way. book now only at
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at the scene of this serious collision. it happened this afternoon on medina road. two people were trapped in their vehicles. once they were freed they were flown to shock trauma with nonlife threatening injuries. the death of a none in virginia has sparked an uproar over immigration law. sister losher was killed in a car crash on her way to sunday mass. she was hit by a drunk driver. now the county is facing charges after montano was not deported after his first dwi. two fellow nones who were
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in the car with sister denise are recovering from their injuries. police in gathesburg are facing charges. the woman said she was sprayed with a liquid on her back. an examination revealed it was high seamen. police say there are other unidentified victims. an incredible story, a woman was assaulted in her home and handcuffed to her bed posts. the woman got a pen and typed
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out with her foot to her boyfriend -- last week johnson reportedly acted in a music video that mocks the palin family. what was once known as tropical storm collin has been downgraded tonight but it could still be a threat. the space agency is using all its hardware to use secrets buried inside the giant storm. alex demetrick reports. >> reporter: drone aircrafts are about to drive into one of nature's biggest weapons. nasa will use drones to study hurricanes. >> how do hurricanes grow and how do they get their start. >> reporter: dr. jeff hoberson is part of a team put together
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like nasa, it works like this. flying lowest will be the hurricane hunters. >> obviously hurricane is all bad weather. we'll try to go around that. but inside going through rain bad, definitely going through the eye, it was pretty bumpy. >> reporter: higher up, will be the drones with instruments capable of seeing deep into the storm for longer periods of time. >> we fly commercial aircrafts we can only be in the storm for five or nine hours. with these drones, we can keep it in the air for much longer. >> reporter: which could reveal
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what keeps it spinning. >> how is the storm's intensity going to change? that's what we're lacking, those are some of the questions we're going after this year. >> reporter: because it's not enough to know where a hurricane will hit but how hard it'll hit. >> wow, amazing technology but i am glad they are on manned planes. >> they should have the better information, we've gotten so far in the 20 or 30 years predicting a warm humid afternoon. very close to normal, also a pretty warm night. the dewpoint is up at 71. humidity is 74%. the barometer shoulding steady, still 80 here, 70 in oakland and ocean city coming in at 77. once again, a moist atmosphere, still a few showers around. very light stuff. you still night see a shower between now and 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. moved across ohio, pennsylvania
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and maryland. most of it didn't make it but there were some showers down to our south as you can see, very spotty stuff. a few more popping up here in west virginia. thislooks like it's going to head just south of us. you folks in southern maryland may get a bit of this. we're going to have a chance of showers and thundershowers. tomorrow with increased humidity and higher temperatures, the sun comes out, things kind of cook a little bit. again a chance tomorrow night of a scattered shower or thundershower. this front, behind it cooler and drier air. that will come through thursday afternoon. in time from 3:00 to 5:00 thursday afternoon, thursday night again a chance of some thunderstorms, perhaps h heavy rain with those storms as well and gusty winds. as we've seen a couple of times this summer in the last couple
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of weeks. we'll push the hot air still further to the south. friday temps begin to fall just a bit. what's left of collin, 5:00 was the last report because it's broken up. it's become a very ragged looking, very dry system. based on the current track, it could still be a remnant high pressure. the wind is going this direction, it's tearing the storm up. it could still be a little area of rain. the last report came in at 5:00 and that's it for collin as far as i'm concerned. as far as the national weather center is concerned, we won't have to worry about collin. south winds, five to 10 knots, bay temps around 82. still a risk of showers. 90, 92, sun and clouds and a
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few showers and maybe a thunderstorms in the afternoon. downpours as well. same thing for thursday, but a better coverage. a very nice day on saturday, but still warm. pleasant at night and a little warmer but still relatively low humidity both saturday and sunday this weekend. looks pretty good, denise. >> thank you bob. coming up it's the first night [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virginia,
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the orioles season is a lost cause. today the debut of new manager buck showalter. he mentioned that those things that haven't worked, he won't hesitate to change.
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he got a well pitched game from guthrie and a big hit by bell. this is bell's first mayor league double and these were his first runs driven in. buck showalter gets his first oriole win, 6-3 against denver. >> you always love to end up on the right side of it regardless of the situation. >> it felt like opening day a little bit. it felt like a nice opening day for us, and it's a long process. >> strong start for guthrie, 7 innings pitched, he allowed three runs and struck out two. the big win sent a off a losing streak. another injury scare receiver derrick mason helped off the field with a sprained right ankle but says it's not
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serious. >> the fluke injury is the fluke injury no matter whether you are running a contract drill or not running a contact drill. you can't come out and put these guys on ice, if you do you're not going to have a team. >> reporter: roger goodell scheduled to visit the team. brett favre will reportedly retire. this would be for the third time in three years. some minnesota vickings players say that favre has told them he's going to call it quits. favre is 40 years old. he's played 18 season, he's a leader in just about every passing category in history. if he plays this ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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